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29 May 08

Deloitte to report 17 per cent leap in revenues

Deloitte will report a 17 per cent jump in revenues over the past year, in a clear sign that the credit crunch has failed to dent the top end of the professional services market

28 May 08

Two thirds of bosses rarely say ‘yes’ to employee requests to work from home

The latest quarterly CIPD/KPMG Labour Market Outlook (LMO) survey of UK employers finds that more than two thirds of employers (69 per cent) never or occasionally accept employee requests to work from home.

28 May 08

KPMG achieves top recognition for corporate responsibility for second year running

KPMG has won top tier recognition – Platinum – for its ongoing commitment to responsible business practice by Business in the Community (BITC) in its annual Corporate Responsibility Index, published in the Sunday Times

27 May 08

Scottish companies take the challenge

Teams from KPMG, lawyers Biggart Baillie, Wiseman Diaries and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations have launched the freshnlo Great Scottish Run Corporate Team Challenge

23 May 08

Airlines face change in airmile reporting rules

New accounting rules for airlines’ Frequent Flyer Programme liabilities could significantly affect balance sheets

23 May 08

Rising life expectancy costs pensions £40bn, KPMG survey finds

UK plc's expectations for life expectancies are up again - with increases adding £40 billion to pension costs over the past three years, according to KPMG research – and Pensions Regulator proposals could add the same again to companies' costs

23 May 08

Impact of the credit crunch is beginning to be felt, FPB warns small businesses

The Forum of Private Business (FPB) is highlighting research showing that, while some industries have experienced a fall in the number of firms going into administration, despite the credit crunch, there has been a significant rise across most sectors

22 May 08

Energy and Resources companies make progress on security but no room for complacency

Energy and Resources businesses are working hard to improve their security and to be one step ahead of the latest security threats, according to a global security report by Deloitte

21 May 08

UK tops league table of VAT-friendliness in KPMG International survey

Multinationals put the UK at the top of the “VAT-friendliness league” and three quarters of major global businesses believe that governments will rely more on indirect taxes (such as VAT or general sales taxes) in the future

19 May 08

Deloitte appoints new senior partner for Scotland

One of the country’s leading auditors, James Baird, is to be the next senior partner of Deloitte in Scotland and Northern Ireland

15 May 08

Finalists named for Scottish Accountancy Awards

The finalists in the inaugural Scottish Accountancy Awards, which is supported by ICAS, have been announced

15 May 08

Bloggers beware!

Only six per cent of internet users in Scotland are clear on their legal rights and responsibilities when blogging or posting comments online, according to new research from DLA Piper

15 May 08

One in four CEOs will lose their jobs through private equity, but rewards remain high

CEOs and finance directors have a one in four chance of being sacked after being invested in by private equity firms, but this risk has not deterred both management and non-executive directors from becoming PE ‘serialists', according to a report by Grant Thornton and board recruiter, Directorbank

15 May 08

Charity challenge for accountants

Youth charity The Prince’s Trust is appealing to accountancy firms across Scotland to secure their place in a major new corporate challenge, which aims to raise £500,000 to support Scotland’s most disadvantaged young people

14 May 08

Behave ethically – or you risk being destroyed

That’s the message from Dr David Molyneaux, a business ethicist from the University of Aberdeen Business School and author of the newly-released ICAS research document What do you do now? Ethical Issues Encountered by Chartered Accountants

12 May 08

Tax dodging is ‘killing millions’

The Big Four have come under attack from the charity Christian Aid for being complicit in tax evasion that is responsible for the deaths of children in the developing world

7 May 08

How will the UK’s current account deficit be resolved?

In the latest issue of the Deloitte Economic Review, economic adviser Roger Bootle considers how the UK’s large current account deficit will unwind and what impact this will have on the wider economy

6 May 08

‘Banana Skins’ report identifies top risks facing banks

The turmoil in the financial markets has completely transformed the risk landscape, according to the latest ‘Banking Banana Skins’ survey by the CSFI in association with PricewaterhouseCoopers

5 May 08

Deloitte voted professional services firm of the year by BVCA and Real Deals Private Equity Awards 2008

Business advisory firm recognised by peers for growth record, innovative service offering and the quality of its deal record

2 May 08

Big Four-only audit clauses should be banned

Clauses which state that audits will only be undertaken by one of the Big Four accounting firms should be banned, according to Neil Craig, managing partner of BDO Stoy Hayward in Scotland

1 May 08

Baker Tilly named number one charity auditor

Baker Tilly has been ranked as the firm with the highest number of charity audit clients, according to CaritasData, which has just published its Top 3000 Charities guide for 2008/09

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